Aspergers and Depression Aspergers and depression co-exist for many people on the autism spectrum. Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem. David D. Burns What do Hamid Karzai (president of Aghanistan), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austrian composer), Princess Diana (past princess of Wales) and […]
If you’re not sure what to talk about, remember the acronym FORD:
- Family – Ask about their siblings, children, parents and/or friends.
- Occupation – Ask about their job or school.
- Recreation – Ask about what they enjoy doing outside of work/school.
- Dreams – Ask about their future aspirations.
Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory. Emily Post My Attempt at Brazilian Conversation I grew up in Brazil, South America. I attended a Brazilian, Portuguese speaking school, from kindergarten through fourth grade. […]
There are a number of famous people with autism: Clay Marzo, Darryl Hannah, Temple Grandin are just a few. Each one of them has different strengths and weaknesses. So do you. Every person, whether famous or not, has gifts, talents, and purpose. And every person who perseveres despite flaws and adversity makes a difference in the […]